Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Knollenberg Opposes Stem Cell Research, but Supports Human Cloning!!!

Joe Knollenberg voted NO on a bill to prohibit human cloning!!!!

No, really he did.

See for yourself: H.R. 2560, June 6, 2007, Roll Call Vote #439.

According to CNN, the bill:
makes it illegal to use cloning technology to initiate a pregnancy and create a cloned human being. Violators would be subject to up to 10 years in prison and face fines of up to $10 million.

"The bill bans human reproductive cloning. Nothing more, nothing less," said Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, the bill's sponsor. "It defies logic why anyone would vote against this bill.
But Joe Knollenberg Voted NO. He voted AGAINST the prohibition!

Joe Knollenberg Opposed a BAN on Human Cloning

So, Knollenberg supports human cloning, but opposes stem cell research!

I know it doesn't make any sense. But that is how he voted last week. Strange but true.

Reminds me of those strange little "Ripley's Believe it or Not" stories.

By opposing stem cell research on excess embryos that were created but not used in fertility treatments, Knollenberg is saying he thinks it is better to just put those embyros in a medical waste incinerator rather than use them to develop life saving medical technologies. Then again, given his vote on cloning, maybe he thinks that the cells should be cloned rather than thrown away...

Joe Knollenberg is too extreme for Oakland County.

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